Each year Cristie Kerr invites some of her high-profile friends to play alongside her at the Celebrity Golf Classic. Get to know the celebrities that will be joining her on the field and at the charity events this year.
To-date, Cristie has accumulated 20 LPGA victories, including two major Championships (2007 U.S. Women’s Open and 2010 LPGA Championship), 9 Solheim Cup appearances, 4 Wendy’s Three tour victories and over 180 top ten finishes. Her career earnings of over $18 million make her the highest earning American women’s golfer of all-time and 3rd overall in the history of the LPGA Tour. In 2011 Cristie was honored with the Muhammad Ali Award for Sportsperson of the year and is a two-time ESPY winner for Female Golfer of the Year.
David Wells, nicknamed "Boomer", is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. Wells was considered to be one of the game's better left-handed pitchers, especially during his years with the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. He pitched the 15th perfect game in baseball history. He is tied only with Kenny Loft on for appearing in the post-season with six teams. Wells is currently a broadcaster on MLB on TBS and the host of The Cheap Seats on FOXSports.com.
Morgan Pressel is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour. In 2001, as a 12-year-old, she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. She was the 2005 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year, and won the 2006 AJGA Nancy Lopez Award. She turned pro at age 17, and is the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major championship, which vaulted her to a career-high fourth in the world rankings.
Dwight Hicks is a former professional American football player who played safety for the Toronto Argonauts in 1978, the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1985, and for the Indianapolis Colts in 1986. After a phenomenal career on the field, Dwight is now creating a successful career in the entertainment industry. With roles in several feature films, including Armageddon, The Rock, Cartel War, Sunny and Ray Ray, and Virginia.
Kay Cockerill is an on-course reporter and analyst for the Golf Channel. She also contributes to the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club as well as the Women’s NCAA Golf Championships. Cockerill played on the LPGA Tour for nine years and is a two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion (1986-87) and participant in the 1986 Women’s World Amateur Team Championships. She is the only female golfer in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, where she won six times and was a two-time All-American.
Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. His restaurant, The French Laundry, is a perennial winner in the annual Restaurant Magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World. He is the only American chef to have been awarded simultaneous three star Michelin ratings for two different restaurants. He currently holds seven Michelin stars total: three at Per Se, three at The French Laundry, and one at Bouchon.
Holmqvist was born in Switzerland. After finishing high school in Stockholm she moved to the United States and played college golf at Tulane University for a year before transferring to University of California, Berkeley and the California Golden Bears. She got a taste of the LPGA Tour in 2014 when she played in ten events after earning partial status by finishing in a tie for 44th at the 2013 LPGA Qualifying Tournament. She secured her 2016 LPGA Tour membership by finishing fifth on the 2015 Symetra Tour money list.